Blobs of Fat and Trash Are Filling the World's Sewers

Blobs of Fat and Trash Are Filling the World's Sewers

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode undefined

  • Sep 7, 2017 4:00 pm
  • 43:41 mins

Thomas Wallace is working on a research masters at the University College of Dublin on the 'Development of a National Strategy for Recovery and Utilisation of Fat, Oi, and Grease (FOG) Waste from Food Service Outlets (FSOs)'. The research is an Irish Research Council funded project carried out in the UCD School of Biosystems Engineering. Every day we dispose of all kinds of things down the toilet, the shower drain, and the garbage disposal that end up in our sewage system – a place that is beginning to get a little crowded. The fat, oil, and grease that we put down the drain will combine with drifting items, like flushable baby wipes, and lead to a buildup of fat sometimes called Fatbergs. These blobs of fat are filling up the sewage pipes and can cause a lot of damage. Thomas Wallace explains Fatbergs and why they are such a big problem.

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